Killer tone. Guitars don't often come around with such a varied, incredible-sounding tonal palette as this. The Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor-II Pro, Vintage Natural is the key to finding your richest, fullest sound yet. Designed with the styles of iconic jazz guitarist Joe Pass in mind, this guitar will never hold you back.
Experience acoustic resonance and warmth in every note you play. An archtop, semi-hollowbody construction will give a remarkable, natural quality to your music. Plug in and play with power and creativity. Dual ProBucker pickups bring versatility and intensity to your sound, ideal for a range of styles. A guitar as legendary as the man it's named after.
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Exhilarating tone. The Joe Pass Emperor II is a guitar with unlimited sonic potential. It comes loaded with a powerful, top-calibre pair of ProBucker pickups. This is an electronic system that is incredibly versatile. Whether you want gigantic, growling edge in your playing, or clean, singing harmony, you'll be able to capture whatever sound you want.
Full rhythm tones are created by the ProBucker-2 pickup at the neck position. Your chord playing will sound superbly rich. Then there's the remarkable lead sound. A ProBucker-3 pickup at the bridge will ensure that every note of every solo you play will explode with raw intensity and power.
Epiphone have looked back in time for inspiration in crafting the Emperor II. Looking at the jazz guitars used by legends of the genre, Epiphone have gone back to the simple, core principles of what makes a guitar sound amazing. They've instilled all of these principles into this wonderful instrument.
Top of the list is the archtop body construction. This is a top-quality method of making the guitar's body, usually seen only in guitars that cost a great deal more than the Emperor II. The front panel of the instrument is curved (or arched). This unique shape ensures that the guitar is more capable of delivering fantastic warmth and beautiful resonance than pretty much anything else on the market. This will be particularly beneficial to your rhythm and chord playing, which will sound stunningly natural and authentic.
Tone is even further enhanced by a superb, carefully selected combination of tonewoods used to make the body. Depth and richness is provided by the dense, laminated flame maple wood used for the back and sides. You can make your low-end notes bellow and boom. The Joe Pass Emperor II's magnificent range is completed with a select spruce top, adding brightness, definition, and a punchy attack. You won't find a better guitar body at delivering wide-reaching tone.
The most enjoyable playing experience you'll ever have in a guitar. The Epiphone Emperor II has been painstakingly, carefully designed by Epiphone to provide you with the absolute maximum in playability. Every second you have this instrument in your hands will be a complete joy.
The classic, sixties-style slim taper neck profile provides you with complete comfort at every point along the guitar's scale. You'll be able to play for long periods of time without having to stop because of hand cramp. Ideal for honing your skills. Furthermore, the neck's slim, "C"-shaped profile also makes it easier for you to hit difficult notes and chords. A guitar that's built to actively help you sound awesome. You'll be a guitar god in no time.
Care and thought has been put into every aspect of the Emperor II. Even down to the smallest component. Epiphone have fitted it with a stack of features that ensure it is a guitar that stands streets ahead of the rest. Strength and stable tuning are ensured by the incredibly durable Graphtech NuBone XL nut. It'll also save you the costs of ever having to get it replaced - it's hard-wearing enough to last you a lifetime.
You'll always have tight tuning thanks to Grover Rotomatic machine heads. Stay pitch perfect at all times. You've also got a floating pau ferro bridge, allowing you to set the ideal intonation for your guitar. Every detail of this guitar has been focussed on to give you your best, most malleable sound ever.